Simon Brault is Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. Author of No Culture, No Future, he has been a driving force behind a number of major projects and has held key positions in national organizations, including the National Theatre School of Canada. An initiator of Journées de la culture, he was a founding member and Chair of Culture Montréal, and has been a board member of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies since 2016. He is a sought-after speaker and, in 2017, represented Canada as a cultural expert at the first G7 on arts and culture. Simon Brault has received numerous distinctions for his commitment to the social recognition of arts and culture.